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Paul J. Chang, MD, medical director of enterprise imaging at the University of Chicago, began his presentation Monday morning at RSNA 2016 by saying his goal was to upset “everyone in the room” with his opinions on quality and IT. He said this with a smile, of course, but he did go on to speak about quality in different terms than radiologists are used to hearing. 

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Mount Sinai Health System develops Imaging Research Warehouse for studying healthcare data

The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City has developed the Imaging Research Warehouse (IRW), a “massive image database” developed by the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII).

U.S. Department of Defense announces purchase of more than 100 portable DR systems from Virtual Imaging

Canon U.S.A. announced this week that the United States Department of Defense has purchased more than 100 portable digital radiography (DR) systems from Virtual Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon.

Carestream reveals plans for AHRA 2017 in Anaheim

Carestream announced Tuesday that its DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray system will be on display at AHRA 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.

Image Wisely announces new safety case focused on radiation dose in CT exams

Image Wisely announced Monday that its newest radiation safety case, Child-sizing CT Dose: Optimizing Patient Care Through Quality Improvement– Pediatric and Adult Imaging, is now available online.

3 ways a PACS-based software solution helped radiologists communicate with referring physicians

Communication with referring physicians is essential in radiology, but it often becomes stressful and frustrating for radiologists when they struggle to track down the right person. This can lead to workflow delays that chip away at various quality metrics and have a negative impact on patient care. In a recent case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Eduardo J. Matta, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues worked to improve communication between radiologists and referring physicians by implementing a new, PACS-based software solution.

Siemens Healthineers announces FDA clearance of 3T MRI System

Siemens Healthineers announced Thursday that the FDA has cleared the company’s MAGNETOM Vida 3 Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. The scanner features Siemens’ new BioMatrix technology, which “addresses inherent anatomical and physiological differences among patients,” and a user interface designed to simplify positioning the patient table.

Ultrasound shows fetuses’ interest piqued by face-like lights

Using fetal ultrasound to observe prenatal perception and attention, U.K. researchers have found that third-trimester humans respond to patterns of light mimicking a face.

Carestream, CurveBeam to spread word about weight-bearing CT

CurveBeam and Carestream Health signaled their commitment to weight-bearing computed tomography (CT) by announcing a collaborative effort to support education and research of the burgeoning modality.

Intelerad launches all-in-one VNA software

Intelerad Medical Systems launched its latest comprehensive enterprise imaging system—called CosmosOne—in a bid to centralize patient information and provide an VNA companion to its workflow and enterprise viewing software.

Neiman Institute helps practices develop breast bundles with online tool

The Neiman Health Policy Institute is at it again, adding yet another online tool to help imaging practices make the right clinical and economic decisions. The institute released the Breast Screening Bundle Tool after a presentation at the American College of Radiology Annual Meeting.